In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires —
"applicant" (申請人) means a corporation or other body which has submitted an application under section 3;
"application" (申請) means an application submitted under section 3 and all documents in support of or in connection with the application including any replacement of and amendment and supplement to the application;
"approved share registrar" (認可股份登記員) means a share registrar who is a member of an association of persons approved by the Commission under section 12;
"issuer" (發行人) means a corporation or other body the securities of which are listed, or proposed to be listed, on a recognized stock market;
"share registrar" (股份登記員) means any person who maintains in Hong Kong the register of members of a corporation the securities of which are listed, or proposed to be listed, on a recognized stock market.